Lately I've really been loving the look of Mercury Glass, it can give any room a hint of a vintage glam look. I dream of having a big mirror on my wall framed in mercury glass. The only problem is it's expensive! I have seen different tutorials on how to achieve the look, so I tried them out. Chelsie and I went to the DI and found a great selection of glass vases. These vases cost me $3 for both! The most important supply you need is Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint.
I also used Precious Metals Leafing Finish. The first step is to spray the INSIDE of your vase with the Looking Glass spray. This part was was a little tricky to get an even coat all over the vase and not leave streak marks. To achieve a streak free look I sprayed a coat, then turned the vase horizontally while slowly rolling the vase. The extra spray paint went all over the vase instead of leaving streaks straight down. I applied 5-6 thin coats and let dry for 10 minutes. The next step is to mix up a water and vinegar solution. I used 3 Tablespoons of Water and 3 Tablespoons of vinegar, and poured it into a spray bottle. I sprayed this solution over the coat spray paint. I let it sit for about 20 seconds. I grabbed a plastic grocery bag and began distressing the inside of the vase. You can rub as much of the spray paint off as you would like. Once I got the look I wanted I took a small amount of the Precious Metals paint on a sponge brush and applied it to some of the areas where I took the spray paint off. I thought it looked a little too bare with out it.